THE LIFE & WORK
OF
DWIGHT LYMAN MOODY

BY THE REV. J. WILBUR CHAPMAN, D.D.

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Table of Contents

1. INTRODUCTORY CHAPTER

Early Acquaintance with Mr. Moody - A Most Profound - Influence - Master in Moving Men - The Power of God on His Work - The Last Picture of the Evangelist - Professor Drummond on Moody.

2. NORTHFIELD


Northfield Not a Modern Town - The First Settlers - The Second Settlement - After the Revolution - The House in Which Moody was Born - The Character of the Town.

3. MR. MOODY'S EARLY LIFE


The Death of His Father - Mrs. Moody's Struggle - Incidents from Moody's Early Days - His Rudimentary Education - Departure from Home - Looking for Work.

4. HIS MOTHER

A Picture Never To Be Forgotten - His Mother's Blessing - Her Puritan Ancestry - Her Conversion - D. L. Moody's Tribute to His Mother - Verses She Had Marked.

5. HIS CONVERSION


First Acquaintance With Mr. E. D. Kimball - Just Ready for the Light - Mr. Moody's Probation - Admitted To the Church - A Changed Life - He Seeks His Future In the West.

6. SUNDAY SCHOOL WORK


Preparation for Future Work - Recruiting For the Church and For Sunday Schools - The School on "the Sands" - Muscular Christianity - The North Market Mission - President Lincoln's Visit - Incidents of the Work.

7. THE YOUNG MEN'S CHRISTIAN ASSOCIATION AND THE CHICAGO AVENUE CHURCH


First work with the Young Men's Christian Association - The Illinois Street Church - Elected President of the Young Men's Christian Association - Dedication of the New Building - A Great Religious Centre - The North Side Tabernacle - Development of the Chicago Avenue Church.

8. GIVING UP BUSINESS

Moody as a Commercial Traveller - "God will Provide" He Gives Up Business - His Means Exhausted - Friends Come with Unsolicited Aid - Marriage - His Wife and Her Influence - Mr. Moody's Family.

9. MOODY AND SANKEY

Mr. Sankey's First Singing at a Moody Meeting - A Sudden Proposition - A Street Service - Mr. Sankey joins Mr.Moody - The Effect of Mr. Sankey's Singing - A Blessed Partnership.

10. EVANGELISTIC WORK IN ENGLAND, IRELAND AND SCOTLAND


The Discouraging Outlook - Sunderland - Revival Fire Kindled at Newcastle - Edinburgh - The Work in Scotland Continued - The Evangelists go to Ireland - The Return to England - Various Meetings - The London Revival.

11. EVANGELISTIC WORK IN THE UNITED STATES


The Gospel Campaign in Brooklyn - The Campaign in Philadelphia The Great Meetings in New York - Glorious Enthusiasm for the Lord - In Baltimore, 1878.

12. MR. MOODY IN TWO WARS


The Sanitary and Christian Commissions - Mr. Moody's Zeal - Experiences from the War - The Revival at Camp Douglas - Work in the War with Spain - On Sea and Land - Striking Illustrations - "God Keep Us From War."

13. THE SPIRITUAL SIDE OF NORTHFIELD

A Blessed Town - Northfield Dear to Mr. Moody - Mr. Moody's Love of Nature - Dr. A. J. Gordon - Rev. F. B. Meyer at Northfield - A Star In the Midnight Darkness.

14. THE NORTHFIELD SCHOOLS

Marvellous Educational Work - The Beginnings of Northfield Seminary - Three Great Ends in View - Mt. Hermon - The Northfleld Training School.

15. THE NORTHFIELD CONFERENCE AND THE STUDENT VOLUNTEERS


Various Bible Conferences - The Pre- Eminence of Northfleld - The Beginnings and the Growth of the Conference The Student Volunteers - Missionary Interest Awakened.

16. THE CHICAGO BIBLE INSTITUTE


The Need of the Institution - The Practical Nature of the Work - Touching Requests for Prayer - The Rev. R. A. Torrey - The Women's Department.

17. THE WORLD'S FAIR CAMPAIGN


The First Meeting - How Mr. Moody Vivified the Work - The Reports of Co-Workers - The Monday Conferences - Meetings For Children.

18. THE LAST CAMPAIGN


Mr. Moody Goes to Kansas City - The Great Convention Hall - Inspiring Opening Services - The Beginning of the End - Mr. Moody Breaks Down - Back to Northfleld.

19. MR. MOODY AS AN EVANGELIST

D. L. Moody an Evangelist in the Truest Sense of the Word - Especially Adapted to His Work - His Dread of Notoriety - His Views on Sudden Conversion.

20. HIS BIBLE

A Book More Than Precious to Him - The Advice of Harry Moorehouse - Mr. Moody's Ideas Concerning the Way to Use God's Word.

21. HIS CO - WORKERS


Ira David Sankey - Paul P. Bliss - Major Whittle - Henry Varley - John McNeill - George C. Stebbins - Ferdinand Schiverea - H. M. Wharton - R. A. Torrey - A. C. Dixon - Henry Drummond - G. Campbell Morgan - George H. Macgregor - F. B. Meyer.

22. THREE CHARACTERISTIC SERMONS


Characteristics of the Three Sermons - God's Love - The Excuses of Men - Reaping Whatsoever We Sow.

23. HIS BEST ILLUSTRATIONS

The Fervour of His Eloquence - "Let the Lower Lights Be Burning" - "For Charlie's Sake" - A Penalty Necessary - Calling on God - One Year's Record.

24. REVIVAL CONVENTIONS

A Typical Convention - What is Evangelistic Service? - We Want New hymns - Apt Replies to Questions.

25. HOW TO STUDY THE BIBLE


A Characteristic Bible Reading - Helpful Auxiliaries to Bible Study - Jesus the Key to the New Testament - The Four Gospels - Six Things Worth Knowing - How Christ Dealt With Sinners.

26. HIS CREED - THREE CARDINAL TRUTHS


His View Concerning the Word of God - What to do With Difficult Passages - Don't Cut Anything Out of the Bible - Christ Referred to the Old Testament - The Second Coming of Christ - Will the World Grow Better or Worse? - The Work of the Holy Ghost - The Holy Ghost, A Person - The Real Fruit is Love - How The Judge Became a Working Christian - The Holy Ghost Testifies of Christ - Three Classes of Christians - We Have to Be Very Humble - A Blessed Experience.

27. THE FUNERAL


Mr. Moody's Last Moments - A Triumphant Passing Away - Funeral Services - Addresses by Dr. Scofield, Dr. Weston, Dr. Chapman, Bishop Mallalieu, Mr. Torrey, and others.

28. ROUNDTOP, WHERE MR. MOODY LOVED TO SPEAK AND WHERE HE WAS BURIED

Mr. Moody's Remains Taken to Roundtop - A Place of Blessing - Roundtop Particularly identified With Mr. Moody.

29. MEMORIAL SERVICES


The Great Meeting in New York - Impressive Addresses - Estimates of Mr. Moody by Dr. Greer, Mr. John R. Mott, Mr. Cutting, Dr. Buckley, and Others who Knew and Loved Him.

30. APPRECIATIONS BY EMINENT FRIENDS


Testimony to Mr.Moody's Wonderful Personality -The Opinions of Prominent Men who Knew Him and His Work -The Universal Regard in Which He Was Held.

31. EDITORIAL ESTIMATES OF HIS CHARACTER


Important Tributes from the Secular and Religious Press - All Men Eager to Admit Mr. Moody's Greatness - What He Accomplished for the Betterment of Mankind.

32. THE PERSONAL SIDE OF MR. MOODY


Personal Characteristics - His Hold Upon His Friends - His Charming Social Side - His Kindliness, Modesty and Unselfishness.

33. PERSONAL REMINISCENCES OF D. L. MOODY


By Rex. H. M. Wharton, D.D. An Estimate of Mr. Moody, based on intimate association with him and long knowledge of his work.

34. A MONTH WITH MR. MOODY IN CHICAGO


By Rev. H. M. Wharton, D.D. Mr. Moody as He Appeared to one of his Prominent Co-Workers during the World's Fair Campaign.


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